A misaligned or uneven hip can be a black hole of pain sucking away any ease or comfort from your daily life while simultaneously sending waves of discomfort and agony evenly throughout your body. If you’ve suffered from blanket pain that radiates aches from your low back up to your shoulders and down throughout your legs, then you should see a chiropractor and have them check the levels of your hip. The slightest tilt in your pelvis can create a long list of painful problems, but if you work with RxWellness Spine & Health Rockville, we can show you how chiropractic care for misaligned or uneven hips can help you improve the quality of your life.
What Contributes to a Misaligned or Uneven Hip
A misaligned or uneven hip can be a source of intense pain, especially because of how it pulls every other part of your body out of alignment. There are different types of treatment for misaligned hips and they will all depend on the reason for the misalignment. Some common causes of a misaligned or uneven hip include:
- Scoliosis is a curve in the spine that can contribute to uneven hips. The scoliotic spine pulls on the pelvis which pulls one side of the hip up while the other is pulled down.
- Treatment would be a brace in early childhood that prevents the curve from worsening.
- Functional leg length difference
- Functional leg length difference is when your legs are even, but tight muscles, tension points, or bad posture pull one leg up higher than the other one.
- Massage therapy or stretching can help relax the leg back into its proper position.
- Structural leg length difference
- Structural leg length difference is when one leg is shorter than the other, and this difference causes one hip to always be higher than the other.
- Wearing a lift on the shorter leg can help even the weight distribution and level out the hips. In more severe cases, surgery may be required.
Other Areas of the Body Affected by an Uneven Hip
If you are experiencing constant pain throughout your body, you might be out of alignment. When certain areas of the body are out of alignment, other areas are forced to compensate for the improper position. Oftentimes, this means your muscles either shorten or lengthen as necessary in an attempt to stabilize the uneven area. Your hips are in a unique position where they are evenly placed between the top and bottom half of your body. The slightest tilt in the pelvis will pull on the top and bottom half of your body, creating an even wave of discomfort and pain on both the top and bottom half.
Chiropractic Care at RxWellness Spine & Health
When you schedule a consultation at RxWellness Spine & Health, our doctors will discuss with you in extreme detail the symptoms of your discomfort. You are encouraged to be as detailed as possible and include every bit of information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be. The consultation will include an x-ray, a posture scan, and a full chiropractic examination. Once the doctor has a detailed account of your condition and can say with some degree of certainty that your discomfort is radiating from misaligned or uneven hips, they can proceed with the appropriate treatment recommendations.
Depending on the consultation and the results of the x-ray, the doctor may decide to perform a hip alignment. At RxWellness Spine & Health Rockville, we also offer a variety of comprehensive treatments that complement chiropractic care. For example, we have a massage therapist on staff that works closely with the chiropractor to provide the most benefits in the least amount of time. Some of the treatments that the doctor might recommend are:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Intersegmental traction table or roller beds
The doctor will recommend whatever treatment they believe will help you experience the most relief. You could receive all of them or could receive none of them. It will all depend on what the doctor believes will bring you the best results.
Pain and discomfort should not be a normal or accepted part of your daily life and a lot of the pain we are used to ignoring can be managed with the right treatment. If you’ve been experiencing extremely intense pain lately, then the qualified chiropractors at RxWellness Spine & Health in Rockville can help. Give us a call and we can schedule a consultation with our top-rated doctors, and they can discuss in detail the benefits of chiropractic care for misaligned or uneven hips. If you have any questions, you can give us a at 1+(703) 904 9666 or book a consultation online. We are located at 15001 Shady Grove Rd Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850.